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Mon Dec 4, 2017, 07:04 AM

X- post from GD: Women Are Getting Banned from Facebook for Calling Men Scum-- the Daily Beast

Worth reading the whole article. Facebook has done nothing to prevent its being manipualed by trolls of all stripes IMO


‘Absolutely Silencing Women’
Women Are Getting Banned from Facebook for Calling Men ‘Scum’
Women had accounts banned from Facebook for responding to male trolls with sentences like ‘men are trash,’ in part because the company classifies white men as a protected group.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, countless women have taken to Facebook to express their frustration and disappointment with men and have been promptly shut down or silenced, banned from the platform for periods ranging from one to seven days.

When asked why a statement such as “men are scum” would violate community standards, a Facebook spokesperson said that the statement was a threat and hate speech toward a protected group and so it would rightfully be taken down.

As ProPublica revealed in an investigation in June, white men are listed as a protected group by the platform.
Context also matters. One reason female comics often seem to run afoul of Facebook’s guidelines is that the company’s content moderators fail to recognize the humor in their posts. Popular tropes such as “ban men” are interpreted literally under Facebook’s current set of community standards, and women suffer the consequences for attempting to express themselves.
Trolls know this. “The ironic thing about Literal Nazis is that they have weaponized taking things literally,” BuzzFeed writer Katie Notopoulos wrote recently.

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Mon Dec 4, 2017, 02:37 PM

1. Women speaking out is a very scary thing.

Especially during the reign of fake 45.

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